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by mattyrx
14 October 20 2:47 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Drone Cache (Split from original thread)
Replies: 20
Views: 815

Re: Drone Cache (Split from original thread)

Here are a few examples of what I think could be fun, challenging drone caches. Each example below is quite specific as it’s an idea I’ve had from places in my local area that drone flying is allowed. Coordinates are given that lead to a quiet area of open parkland. The cache listing says that there...
by mattyrx
12 October 20 7:23 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Drone Cache (Split from original thread)
Replies: 20
Views: 815

Re: Drone Cache (Split from original thread)

I’d be hoping that drone operators would be following CASA regulations, whether they are using their craft for geocaching or any other reason . We have other government regulations to abide by when placing caches (national parks and the like) – this should be no different. Obviously, it shouldn’t be...
by mattyrx
12 October 20 12:47 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Drone Cache (Split from original thread)
Replies: 20
Views: 815

Re: Drone Cache (Split from original thread)

Here's how I think a drone cache could work. Would be great to have some discussion with the community on this. Like other Geocache types, GPS Coordinates are required. They can be the location of an initial waypoint/trailhead etc or can be the final coordinates of the cache. A drone cache requires ...
by mattyrx
09 October 20 1:04 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Drone Cache (Split from original thread)
Replies: 20
Views: 815

Re: Trigs with drones

Maybe we should have a drone geocache type where the cache is hidden using a drone and the find is made in the same way. Or there is a codeword on the cache that you need to make your log (with photo sans codeword as evidence). Now that’s an awesome idea! I think this could add some quality hides i...
by mattyrx
09 October 20 8:22 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Trigs with drones
Replies: 6
Views: 337

Re: Trigs with drones

You can certainly get some good pics of those reservoir trigs! Nice to be able to back the drone out and see the whole perspective of the landscape and where it sits. Interestingly too, you probably had your photo taken in closer proximity to this trig than anyone else. Without a drone you have to m...
by mattyrx
29 June 20 9:39 pm
Forum: Geocaching Australia Web site
Topic: What's new on Geocaching Australia
Replies: 732
Views: 191633

Re: What's new on Geocaching Australia

I've just dropped a few stickers on some cool caches and the cache page is also showing two identical stickers, rather than just the one that I applied. I was using MS Edge browser when applying them. https://geocaching.com.au/cache/tp1099 https://geocaching.com.au/cache/ga0337 https://geocaching.co...
by mattyrx
11 May 20 11:11 pm
Forum: Geocaching Australia Web site
Topic: GeoArt Geocache Type (Coming Soon)
Replies: 2
Views: 415

Re: GeoArt Geocache Type (Coming Soon)

Great idea, I’m looking forward to hiding a series! Having the caches visible in both locations on the map, especially after finding the cache is excellent. Will there be a way to group a set of GeoArt caches (other than using a tag)? It would be nice to keep them all in a ‘collection’ so to speak. ...
by mattyrx
27 March 20 8:48 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: GeoIsolation Podcast
Replies: 3
Views: 805

Re: GeoIsolation Podcast

Nice Plug Ziggi! =D>
by mattyrx
23 March 20 10:02 pm
Forum: Geocaching Australia Web site
Topic: Unloved search
Replies: 5
Views: 1345

Re: Unloved search

GSAK has filters built in that you can specify a value for "Not Found during the last _____ days." Project GC has something called 'Lonely' caches - but this only shows the value of the age of the cache in days / number of finds. Would be a pretty cool feature. I haven't seen it on other sites but d...
by mattyrx
22 December 19 12:22 pm
Forum: Geocaching Australia Web site
Topic: 2019 enhancements in a nutshell
Replies: 5
Views: 3674

Re: 2019 enhancements in a nutshell

Thanks for all the work done this year. Love that the site exports GGZ from Queries. Also, thanks to all the cache owners out there that put some of their hides on this site, rather than the other one. I hope in 2020 that more cachers hear about the crazy bunch over here in GCA land and decided to c...
by mattyrx
17 October 19 3:00 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Norfolk Island
Replies: 12
Views: 7736

Re: Norfolk Island

There are a few trigs listed on an old map dated 1934 ( https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-232790462/view ). Who knows what they classified as a trig though. One called 'Buffet's Pole' was probably just that. A pole. Would be interesting to explore the island and check out these spots. Apparently there was ...
by mattyrx
23 July 19 5:53 pm
Forum: dragonZone and Games
Topic: dragonZone Research Tasks
Replies: 28
Views: 9302

Re: dragonZone Research Tasks

Sign me up in helping the Head Guardian figure out what all these mysterious happenings are about. I'm sure we will get to the bottom of it.
by mattyrx
07 July 19 9:46 pm
Forum: Geocaching Australia Web site
Topic: Report Site Issues Here
Replies: 504
Views: 119823

Re: Report Site Issues Here

I’ve found a couple of unlisted trigs lately and have created listings for them. I always enter “Geocaching Australia” in the Placed By field. Once I’ve entered all the details and submitted the listing, it goes live, but with two published logs. One dated 1/6/2019., and the other with the date expe...
by mattyrx
11 June 19 8:25 pm
Forum: dragonZone and Games
Topic: Games Suggestions - Golf Theme
Replies: 9
Views: 4841

Re: Games Suggestions - Golf Theme

I think this sounds like fun. I wonder if there’s a way of putting in a few unexpected surprises/penalties. E.g. a chance that players will get less/more than points than they were expecting. Weather it be random, or a gamble they can opt in for. Maybe if they find a certain cache type, they will ge...